Forklift ruptures 500-gallon propane tank in Orangeburg

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ORANGEBURG -

A potentially dangerous situation was averted on Wednesday in which flammable gas was leaking for hours in Orangeburg.

Authorities say a forklift hit and ruptured a 500-gallon propane tank at Beckerle Lumber.

Multiple fire departments were called in.

Crews had to shut down a portion of Route 303 between Route 340 and the Palisades Parkway to let all of the gas leak out from the tank.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

 

 

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